Foundation of SIL.MAC.
SIL.MAC., Silla-macchine, first opened in the centre of Silla, a small town in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, initially focused on the production of textile machinery. Two of the company's three founding shareholders withdrew over the following years. Mr. Orlando Masini became sole owner.
Collaboration with the company BFB
Inspired by a strong determination and will for growth, Mr. Masini undertook an intense and profitable collaboration with the company BFB (currently a division of the IMA Group), for the construction of automatic machinery used in the packaging of pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food products, partly abandoning the production of textile machines.
This partnership led the company's move to its current, larger site, thus enabling considerable technological growth through the installation of CNC machines which in turn bolstered precision and enabled the construction of complex details.
Growth and the achievement of extremely positive results
After the 80s, the company grew and achieved extremely positive results, despite the extensive and dangerous landslide which struck in the winter of 1994, resulting in the evacuation of the entire industrial area. SIL.MAC. rapidly moved its production to a building located approximately 30 km away from its main premises until the all-clear was given. In doing so the company was able honour agreements undertaken with Customers, proof of its commitment and professionalism, even when faced with such difficulties.
Growth continued in earnest during the first decade of the 21st century. The computerisation of diversified activities led to a constant rise in production volumes as well as the number of customers. In 2002 these positive trends culminated in the acquisition of a second site next to the company's historic premises, with the purpose of enlarging warehousing and assembly spaces at the service of the main site's manufacturing department. The company also obtained Iso 9001 quality certification that same year.
Opening of San Pietro in Casale production site
The arrival of new shareholders enabled the opening of a second production site in San Pietro in Casale, in the Bologna province, where mechanical assembly and product testing takes place over 6000 m2.
Opening of Ozzano dell’Emilia production site
Thanks to constant growth, expansion continued in 2013 with the inauguration of a third production site in Ozzano dell'Emilia, also in the Bologna province, for the assembly and testing of machines. Our aim is to provide a complete, dynamic and innovative service, with over 8000 m2 of automatic machinery and line assembly spaces.